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June 29, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 7/9, 12-2pm
Monday, 7/9, 6pm-8pm
Friday, 7/13, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 7/16, 9:30am-12:30pm 

Friday, 7/20, 9am-4:30pm

Saturday, 7/23, 10am-4pm

Sun-Mon, 7/29-31, 9am-4:30pm each day
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 7/30, 6pm-8pm

NASW members have access to Social Work - the premier journal of the social work profession; widely read by practitioners, faculty and students. It is the official journal of NASW and is provided to all members as a membership benefit.
Your Voice Matters: Take the Social Work Survey Today

Last chance to take the survey and enter to win a prize!
Deadline: June 30

In order to gain a better understanding of the needs of social workers in our state and your experiences with our organization, we would like you to provide candid feedback to us. 

You do not need to be an NASW member to complete the survey--we want to hear from ALL social workers, regardless of affiliation. 

Click HERE to take the survey (and pass it along to your friends and colleagues!) You will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Echo Dot, American Express gift card, or NASW-NJ swag!
Demand Justice for Detained Immigrants

Join NASW-NJ staff and members at the June 30 rally in Newark to demand justice for immigrant children and families.  We'll have a teal-colored sign that says NASW on it so people can find us. 

The event organizers strongly recommend attendees take public transportation as opposed to driving.

Families Belong Together NJ March
Saturday, June 30, 2018
11a.m. - 1p.m.
Newark City Hall (920 Broad St)

Senator Booker, Congresswoman Watson-Coleman, and First Lady Tammy Murphy will be among the speakers.

Additional information on the Newark rally and other rallies scheduled across the state is available at
and on  Facebook,including recommendations on transportation and parking.
Help an Unaccompanied Immigrant Child

NASW-NJ has received the following information from Center for Family Services (CFF) about how people can be of assistance to the immigrant children detained in our state. 

Become a Shelter Parent  - Spread the word about the need for community members in New Jersey's southern region to open their homes to provide short term shelter for a child. English speaking and Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking homes needed.

Start a Collection - Host a collection to provide needed items for children in CFF's supportive housing programs. We can accept donations of new items.

Make a Donation  - Monetary donations help CFF expand their work and provide direct support to the children and families in our care.

Refer to the NASW-NJ website for additional information and resources.
Ocean,NJ- Lovely, warm office space available by day or hour. Convenient location on Hwy. 35, Ocean township/Monmouth County. Utilities and wifi included/shared waiting area. 732-517-1177 or for info or pictures

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It will appear as a clickable link
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Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

For more information, contact
Celebrate PRIDE
June is LGBT+ Pride Month. This town unveiled a rainbow crosswalk. How will you show your pride? 

North Jersey Pride calendar.

Find more LGBT events here

Learn about the history of Pride Month.
NASW-NJ Online CE Courses

Looking to take some of your courses from home? NASW-NJ is making it affordable!

Our current offering of pre-recorded webinars can be found here.
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events.

30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

Update Your NASW Profile for myNASW

Update Your NASW Profile by June 30!

NASW will launch its first-ever online community for NASW members--MyNASW---next week! Before we launch, review your NASW member profile to make sure your professional practice information is accurate. The MyNASW member community will be your go-to interactive network and a key way to connect and collaborate with colleagues, so be sure your profile is up-to-date. With MyNASW, you'll be able to
  • Post questions and participate in discussions specific to your practice.
  • Find colleagues via the member directory.
  • Browse documents and digital resources shared by other members.
  • Access resources from the NASW Research Library.
webinars CE Webinar on Upcoming Licensing Changes
(2 Ethics CEUs)

Now available for self-study! If you missed the live webinar the other day, we have it ready for you to purchase. Learn about changes that may affect you and earn 2 Ethics CEUs!

NASW-NJ Awards Nominations

Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
-Social Worker of the Year
-Lifetime Achievement 
-Public Citizen of the Year
-Elected Public Official of the Year
-Outstanding Service

Deadline for Nominations is July 30, 2018.

For more information, refer to the Chapter Awards page on our website.
NASW Issues New Social Justice Brief on Immigration

"Intersection of Sanctuary Cities, National Immigration Policies, and Child Welfare Policies & Practice in the Trump Era"

The Sanctuary Cities brief addresses how the movement has somewhat evolved over time, resulting in a merging of the purely humanitarian aspects of the philosophy into a political strategy being officially embraced by some state and local governments.

You can also read the related Social Justice Brief "Unaccompanied Children: Overview & Recommendations."

Read NASW's most recent statement on federal immigration policy.
Clinical Social Work Resources

Two new resources are available for clinical social workers on the NASW National website.
Incident to Billing for Clinical Social Workers outlines Medicare guidelines for clinical social workers to deliver services under a physician or psychologist. The frequent question from clinical social workers who want to hire social workers who do not have a clinical license or other mental health professionals (LPCs, LMFTs, etc.) and bill insurance for their services is also addressed. 
Mental Health Parity: Where are We? provides an overview of current expectations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008 and how they impact clinical social workers and patients.
Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

(Live Webinar) From Teenage to Old Age: Empowering Older Adults to Combat Peer Bullying
2 Clinical CEUs on July 10 via webinar

Deconstructing/Reconstructing Stories: Spiritual Direction as an Intervention for Addiction
3 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 16 in North Brunswick

Can Men be Discriminated Against? The Ethical Treatment of Men
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on July 23 in North Brunswick

(Live Webinar) Understanding Body Image Issues
2 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 30 via webinar

Sensory Processing: What is It? Why Should a Social Worker Care?
3 Clinical CEUs on August 3 in Wayne

(Live Webinar) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth
2 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs on August 23 via webinar
Seeking Presenters for 2019 Conference

We are starting to plan our 2019 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 28 - April 30, 2019 at the beautiful Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your proposal.

Want to Exhibit Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.

Deadline for submissions is August 29. 
NASW NJ Unit Events

On 6/24 the Somerset/Hunterdon Unit kicked off summer with an introductory kickboxing lesson and discussion about self care. Thank you Unit Leaders Krystal Gold and Ron Zulli for coordinating this amazing experience. A big shout out to  CKO Hillsborough for gifting the class!
Hour of Private Practice: Q&A Schedule Now Available

The full 2018 Calendar and Topics is  now available . These calls provide NASW members with important clinical social work updates   impacting the delivery of mental health services.

You must have your NASW username and password to access this information. 
Guidance on New Duty to Warn and Protect Requirements

Last week, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that will require health care professionals, including social workers, to help keep firearms away from clients who may harm themselves or others. The legislation ( A1181 ) strengthens existing Duty to Warn or Protect law and requires clinicians to notify local police if a client makes a credible threat of violence, or is deemed to be a threat of violence, against themselves or others.   

We've prepared a tip sheet to help social workers understand the new reporting requirements. The information is also available under the "Clinical SW" drop-down on our website.
Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities. This is a great opportunity for members to build new skills while gaining leadership experience, influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts, impact your local social work community, boost your visibility/grow your network, and have fun!

The following Units need new leadership:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean
  • Sussex/Warren Unit
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.
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Clinical Exam Guide LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

*NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide (written by Dawn Apgar, printed by Springer Publishing) AND a personal code to download the app version of the book and its supplemental materials.

Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, July 20 - Register

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
Friday, August 10 - Register
3-Day Clinical Supervision Courses
(20 CEUs)

This course if for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours. The course meets the NJ BSWE requirement for 20 continuing education credits related to supervision, and also includes 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural Competence CEUs. Courses are held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Upcoming dates, presented by NASW-NJ President Dr. Tawanda Hubbard:

Sunday July 29 through Tuesday July 31

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Info & Registration

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Private Practice Shared Interest Group (PPSIG) Meetings   

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 10 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at
with the name of the group you would like to join. For a full list of PPSIGs, click here. 
Upcoming Meetings:
July 9 - North/Central Summer Celebration
July 13 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville) 

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
is a diverse membership organization that promotes, develops, and strengthens
the professional practice of social work and social workers.
Through advocacy and public policy,
NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice
for  individuals, families, and communities.
Please consider joining today!
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